The Law Reform Commission (LRC) has awarded certificates to 36 persons who participated in a weeklong intensive training program in Legislative Drafting at the Capitol Building in Monrovia. LRC said the participants were drawn from various government ministries and agencies and were given theoretic and practical training in the course work.At the end of the training, LRC allowed the participants to benefit from a weeklong internship with the Legislature (Senate and House Legal and Drafting Offices), Governance Commission (GC) and LRC. Through the internship, The LRC exposed the participants to practical drafting using real documents. As a result of the training, one of the participants was awarded a contract at the Executive Mansion, and may be permanently assigned at the House when members of that body return from their agriculture break. In his keynote address, the Director-General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Oblayon Nyemah, urged the participants to make use of the knowledge they have acquired.‘’This is the first time in the history of our country that such a course has been entirely organized and offered by Liberian lawyers and legislative professionals. Pass on what you have learned because ‘knowledge shared is also knowledge gained,” said Mr. Nyemah.Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Madam Gladys K. Johnson, who is now the Chairperson of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights, encouraged the participants to apply what they have learned in the performance of their jobs. Justice Johnson admonished the newly certified legal drafters to draft laws in a manner and form that will reflect professionalism, love for country and discipline as laws drafted by them will not only benefit them, but generations to come. “You do not put your feelings into laws you draft. The intent of the law comes from the proponents of that law. Your work is to ensure that the laws you draft are unambiguous and simple, so simple that violations of those laws cannot be blamed on its wordings and constructs,” said Justice Johnson.Attorney Nadia S. Kamara, who spoke on behalf of the participants, pleaded with her colleagues to stick together and forge a bond that will eventually mature into “an association of enlightened and credible legal and legislative drafters.” “What we have started here today is indeed the beginning from which greater things will come. Let us hold together and see how we turn out to be,” said Kamara.Attending the program were The Co-Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Worlea S. Dunah; Vice President for University of Liberia Relations, Norris Tweh; Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, Mildred Sayon; Ambassador Charles Minor of the Board of Tax Appeals; Professor of Law and Dean of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, Cllr. David A.B. Jallah, and Deputy Minister of Justice for Codification, Harriet Badio.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…Ministry says planning team was “busy” with strikeA signature event to celebrate this year’s Education Month, which is observed in September, has been called off, since the planning officers were “busy” addressing the teachers’ salary woes.This was explained to Guyana Times on Thursday by one of the Ministry’s Public Relations Officers, Murtland Haley.According to Haley, the planning officers were engaged with the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) and were unable to make the necessary plans for the exposition, which was dubbed the signature event.Haley explained that the expo was supposed to be hosted at D’Urban Park from September 14-16, and was being held with the intent of providing an opportunity for patrons to get a better understanding of how the Education Ministry functions. He said persons would have been able to enter the expo and make queries amongEducation Minister Nicolette Henryother things.Additionally, the Expo would have seen the participation of international partners such as the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).The organisations would have had the opportunity to highlight the work they have been doing in Guyana, as well as actively engage those visiting the event. The idea of the exposition is to “touch every Guyanese and make them aware of what is happening in education,” Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson said during a recent interview. He noted that the inter-agency participation is necessary since education is not about a person but rather it about everyone.The expo was eliminated from the list of activities to celebrate this year’s Education Month, which is being held under the theme “Education for A Good Life Through Innovation and STEAMS” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, Spirituality).Nonetheless, the first Education Month activity is slated for tomorrow in Region One (Barima-Waini), where hinterland children will engage in a Career Guidance, Science and Mathematics Fair at the Regional Education Office in Mabaruma.A number of other activities are also scheduled to commemorate the month, which includes a career extravaganza, educational fairs and steel pan school performances among others, across the country.
Finn Harps Football Club and Letterkenny Institute of Technology announce the launch of Donegal’s first pre-entry soccer scholarship programme.The programme is aimed at developing footballers for the Harps first team squad, whilst also offering Scholarship recipients the opportunity to pursue a third-level education. There will be three soccer scholarships available on an annual basis and the successful candidates will train with and play for Finn Harps and also represent the LYIT teams.Both organisations are also looking forward to exploring further areas of mutual benefit.Finn Harps Chairman Joey O Leary said, “We are delighted to be working with LYIT to provide those who have displayed exceptional soccer potential with a facility to also pursue their further education.“The club feels it is important that we can accommodate our young players who would prefer to receive their third level education within the County. This scholarship programme will mean the successful candidates can receive the ongoing coaching which is vital to their development” Paul Hannigan, President of LYIT, said, “This is an important initiative for LYIT and our continued engagement with the community. We are delighted to be working with Finn Harps and creating opportunities for young footballers to pursue their careers while achieving their academic potential.”James Rodgers, Finn Harps Youth Development Officer, feels the programme will be hugely beneficial to its participants.“We know from experience that it takes a lot of hard work and dedication for young players to establish themselves in senior football. We feel it’s very important that all young athletes become aware of the value of furthering their education.”“Finn Harps scholarship partnership with LYIT is part of the Club’s long-term commitment to the development of local talent. The aim is that those participating in the Scholarship programme will emerge with both a valued academic qualification and the possibility of a career in the Airtricity League and beyond,” he added.Minimum academic and sporting criteria expected of applicants and further guidelines will be released on www.finnharps.com on Monday, 30 July.Applications are available on request from the Clubhouse at Finn Park, Navenny Street, Ballybofey. These should be returned for the attention of the Scholarship Administrator, Denise O’Neill. LYIT AND FINN HARPS ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME was last modified: July 24th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:finn harpsLYITscholarships